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. back to washington. >> shannon: secretary of state john kerry wrapping up a whirlwind trip to iraq. he flew to baghdad a short time ago, days after the 10th anniversary of the start of the war in iraq. kerry's mission, press iraqi leaders on ending sectarian violence and urging iran to syria. i'm shannon bream. live from the nation's capitol, america's news headquarters. we go to steve centanni more. >> the central issue is whether iraq's president or prime minister, a shiite muslim is helping to support the assad regime in syria, allowing the over flights by iran. now, if so, that raises serious questions about u.s./iraqi relations going forward. secretary kerry met with iraqi prime minister malkey in his unannounced stroz baghdad today. and those iranian flights were at the top of the agend a. the secretary and the prime minister had a private meeting that kerry described as a spirited discussion. when it was over, the secretary told reporters, quote, anything that supportings president assad is problematic. i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran ar
, but he's turning it over to his new secretary of state. >> john kerry is very interested in pursuing this. they knows the region very well, and president obama said, fine -- in a way this trip -- this is an unusual trip in that president obama is advancing the secretary of state, who is here right now, but will be coming back pretty frequently, so president obama is not going to -- he's going to talk about the palestinian issue in his business speech tomorrow, i think, but bakley he's trying to set the stage to reset the relationship with israel, with its government in particular so that john kerry can come in and with new ideas and be received, better than some of obama's first-term ideas were received. so there is a point to this trip, but it's a building block trip. >>> jeff goldberg, thank you very much, as always. >> thank you. >>> and up next, in our "daily fix" who killed the senate assault weapons ban. >>> plus mark sanford survives round 1 in south carolina, and why is bill clinton getting involved in the kentucky democratic senate race against ashley judd? send me your thoughts
, that is the official stance of the palestinians, united states and united nations. we understand john kerry's push will take place over the next six months to bring the israelis and palestinians together. it is critical. >> the shear number of settlements, how might that affect the prospect after two-state solution? >> well, going back to -- >> sorry -- >> the relationship for a second here, i think when we look at obama's visit here, like a few years ago, people were talking about leading from behind when it came to obama, in the middle east. and i think what we have seen come to pass. is only one of those words coming true and it wasn't -- it isn't leading. there has been just tremendous frustration as on both sides as martin mentions. palestinians are as frustrated with obama's presidency as israelis have been. so i think that is really something that he has to tackle first. and on the beast today, on the daily beast, the brookings institute has a really interesting primer on what obama should look for here at this meeting and some of the objectives he should go for. one of them is that he shou
's going to take actions. >> well john kerry is going to follow up, the secretary of state, coming back here for din wer prime minister netanyahu. as a former two-term chief white house correspondent, david, you must have been identifying with our own chuck todd and how he tried to sneak in several questions. i wanted to play a little bit more of that wonderful exchange at the news conference last night. >> thank you, mr. president. mr. prime minister. mr. president, i want to follow up a little bit on the peace process. and mr. prime minister, i want to help out my colleague over here and then a question, another question i had for you. is why do you -- >> chuck, how many you got? you see how the young lady from channel 1, she had one question, she was very well behaved, chuck. >> i got one for you. >> these are muted questions. >> i get four questions. >> this is not a kosher question, but don't hog it. >> chuck, mine you're just incorrigible. >> so, so david, of course with the four questions, the centerpiece of the passover seder, there was a seder joke, a kosher joke, it was a bors
. secretary of state john kerry. martin fletcher is live for must tel aviv with more. martin, good to see you, sir. who is kerry planning on meeting with? >> reporter: well, hi, craig. he is going to be seeing the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyau this evening, having dinner together. i guess if president obama's visit here to try to turn things around was step one in that attempt, step two is a visit now of the secretary of state john kerry. he is going to be meeting with the prime minister. he met earlier in the day in jordan with the palestinian leader, mahmoud abbas. his talks are all going to be about how it put into action what president obama talked about, which was a renewed peace process between israeli and the palestinians. that's what his job is going to be. there is hope there will be serious negotiations in tweaks if the americans have their way. >> one of the key headlines from the trip is the diplomatic deal he broader between israel and turkey. how significant is this olive branch between the two countries? >> reporter: i think very significant, craig. very significant
/billpress facebook/billpressshow. big day today. a little braying news, secretary of state john kerry has landed in kabul, afghanistan. the president came back from baghdad yesterday and ended the war in iraq in kabul in afghanistan. what do you say? we have the team here ready to go, ready to serve you peter ogburn and dan henning. yes, yes, yes, stevie web in taking care of the phones this morning. >> he made it. >> snow and cyprian did as well. he have he has the video cams this morning. no doubt about it. not backing down on the "new york times," they have determined they will move jay leno out the door. they are going to -- they are not backing down. neither is jay leno. the executives discovered friday night. >> shocked a 3-inch knife blade of a 36-year-old man t had been in there for three years. a knife in the back for three years. he must have worked for nbc. >> man. right? >> we have talked about the business decision, pushing jay leno out the door like it or not. but one thing that's for sure this will translate, the controversy and the snipping bac
. and then he goes on to oman. >> and secretary kerry advanced is here tonight. luke? >> andrea mitchell joining us live from israel, we appreciate you taking the time on your own show and letting me help you out today. hopefully the jib jab diplomacy works for the united states, thanks so much. >> exactly. >>> here in washington kentucky senator rand paul has spent 2013 raising his national profile. first it was the 13-hour filibuster. then a big cpac speech that helped deliver a straw poll victory. and today senator paul is wading into the immigration debate in a big way. putting his support behind a path to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. joining me now for the daily fix, chris cillizza, msnbc contributor. and managing editor of postpolitics.com and charlie cook, msnbc political analyst and founder of the cook political report. and charlie, i'll go to you first, we'll get chris to chime in on this. i was taken aback that rand paul went out on this limb to a degree, because he was really setting himself up as the right-wing presidential candidate. this separate 0ing up a flag
secret about where they must lead. two states for two peoples. >> secretary of state kerry staying behind to work toward finally getting the two sides back to the table. he circles back to jerusalem from amman, jordan, saturday night. remember there haven't been substantial direct talks in more than four years. they tried briefly in 2010 but talks broke down over settlements. let's get right to chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in jerusalem. we heard the president say israel's youth can only prosper alongside a prosperous palestine. and he said it should only be addressed after the core issues are settled. that seem like a major revision from what he said in cairo. >> reporter: it certainly is. he said settlement there's fall into question after we deal with statehood sovereignty for the palestinians and boreders in security as well for israel. this is a change. it is asking the palestinians not to demand as a, sort of a first issue before they go back to talk to have that freeze on settle manies and it is an acknowledgement that the policy in 2009 did not work. he was r
that that it's doable and so i think they'll have to follow through. he said secretary of state kerry is going to do a lot of this and he put his hand on kerry's shoulder essentially to say "he's my man." but the people around the president say that he got indications, he thinks, despite the language in public, that each of these leaders is ready to take some steps that will advance getting back to the peace talks of getting to the core issues. >> brown: one key issue is the question of the israeli settlements. what's your sense after hearing what the president had to say today? >> warner: from what we can figure out here, the administration has this idea that there will have to be some reciprocal confidence-building measures. now that's the term from the old post-oslo 20 years of negotiations that didn't really pan out but that there will have to be some taken by each side and as one official said to us today, that will kind of commit each side to getting invested in this process. one of the ideas being floated -- things like releasing palestinian prisoners on the part of the israelis or tran
apartment in singapore. the fbi is now investigating the case. secretary of state john kerry and attorney general eric hold rer asking questions of the singapore government. singapore police say todd committed suicide. todd's parents say it was murder. now shane todd was found dead in his apartment in june just hours after his last day working for a prestigious government research firm. but did his work make him a target? >> reporter: shane todd, 31 years old, had a phd in electrical engineering and by all accounts a very bright future. he was working for the institute of micro electronics or ime, a prominent singapore research facility. his project involved creating faster, more powerful semiconductors. his parents say that in his last few months he was stressed, even expressing fear for his life. he had told them he didn't feel right about his work. that it might be illegal, even a risk to u.s. national security. with little faith in the singapore police and the fbi unable to help in a foreign country, the todds had little choice but to launch their own investigation. rick todd had pict
to pespearhead the effor to form a coherent syrian opposition council. now you've got secretary kerry, deeply involved in that effort as well. we're providing not just advice, not just words, but we're providing resources, training, capacity in order for that political opposition to maintain links within syria and to be able to provide direct services to people inside of syria, including the kinds of relief efforts that obviously we're seeing here in jordan. but there are a whole bunch of people internally displaced inside of syria who need help. i think that what your question may be suggesting is why haven't we simply gone in militarymilit. i think it's fair to say that the united states often finds itself in situation where it goes in militarily then it's criticized for going in militarily and if it doesn't go in militarily. then people say why aren't you doing something militarily? and my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contributes to bringing an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. and working in a multi laterlat context, in an international context, becaus
to find out. there are new players, particularly john kerry involved, and i think he will be very effective in that part of the world. >> has it been sufficiently noted that the president met with abu abbas, or sometimes called abu massa, the head of the palestinians? >> there's no problem. >> while he was there on this trip. >> well, however he meets with him, how many times -- >> it has been underplayed in the u.s. press? >> i'm sure it has been underplayed. >> was it a brief meeting? do you know anything about it? >> i do not. it was a very brief meeting but i don't know anything about it. i do know what the reaction was within the leadership of israel and i think they felt we finally have an environment in which we can talk constructively. >> talking about a two-state solution, there's some talk over there about a one-state solution. read the economist. one-state solution is a bad idea, correct? >> yes, i think it's a bad idea. >> should be two states. >> israel is never going to go for a one-state solution because they would soon be outnumbered by the palestinians. >> they wi
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that there is possibly going to be some movement because we're hearing that kerry is coming back here on saturday to sit with netanyahu to see how they can push forward this peace process between israel and the palestinians. the palestinians looking at this saying, look, we don't think anything is going to move forward. they really hope that something will happen. but there hasn't been any high expectations here. >> sarah sidener, thank you. >>> and now syria. the assad regime and rebel forces are accusing one another of using chemical weapons. syrian state media reported that rebel forces launched a chemical attack killing at least two dozen people, injuring more than 100 people. rebels deny that charge vehemently and accuse regime forces of shelling a town near damascus with chemical rockets. our senior international reporter is in amman, jordan, this morning. i know there are a lot of questions to substantiating the claims. what do we know so far? >> reporter: most of the information is coming from syrian state tv. and that's claiming that at least 25 people were killed in some kind of an attack in a
of secretary of state kerry will help us turn a page in our relations with the palestinians. >> michael: tom president obama will be going to palestine to meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. here is more on at that same press conference. >> obama: i'm pleased to announce that we'll take steps to ensure there is no interruption in funding for iron dome. as as a result of decisions that i made last year israel will receive approximately $250 million this fiscal year and we will continue to work with congress on future funding of iron dome. >> michael: the president talking about iron dome there you know, lindsey graham center from south carolina talked yesterday about bad attack in syriac whether it's a chemical attack, and here is what lindsey graham had to say in the choice to send troops to secure the weapons site versus allowing chemical weapons to get in the hands of the some of the most violent people in the world i vote to cut this off before it becomes a problem. lindsey graham from here weighing in on what the president is discussing over there, trying to get them to talk a
we hear from this administration is that the new secretary of state john kerry will be staying behind, will circle back to jerusalem on saturday night, meet with netanyahu and his people and try to reinvigorate it. so there was that attempt. we're seeing reports that abbas, the palestinian leader, is now willing to forego his requirement that a settlement freeze exists and be declared by netanyahu openly before any peace talks resume. it seems as though the palestinian stance is softening. but it is not front and center. the president tried to put it there today while at the same time delivering what i think israelis wanted to hear about iran and about syria. >> jamie, andrea brings up a good point, that abbas has, in a sense, reached out and said, okay, we will consider this aspect of things. how key is that to starting any sort of peace talks again? >> well, that has been the block to actual meetings. the palestinians have said until there's a settlement freeze, the position that the united states had taken as well that andrea referred to, until there is such a freeze, then there wo
in the flotilla incident. on the ground right now, secretary of state john kerry has stayed behind to see if he can turn good words into good deeds between the israelis and palestinians. he's here trying to get the israelis and palestinians to agree on terms to negotiate about how they're going to negotiate, but even still people here aren't very optimistic that the secretary of state is going to have any success, at least in the short-term, at getting everybody back to the bargaining table. back to you. >> heather: leeland vittert, thank you. >> rick: for a lot of people, thoughts of wolves might conjure images of fairy tale villains. for others they trigger a real sense of fear. >> heather: so how did they get this big bad reputation and more importantly, do they deserve it? a pair of researchers actually lived alongside a wolf pack and they were the subject of a recent documentary. >> the pack they studied proved far different from the demons of ancient myths. rather, they were animals devoted to one another, capable of affection and bonds resembling those of human families. >> heather: you
ahead. and that's to come. secretary state kerry will return to jerusalem tomorrow. and one can expect a new push here today. here. but it's -- >> could king abdullah play a key roll if there is in the future a u.s. led peace push? >> he's going to have to play an essential role, because the other state that has signed a peace treaty with israel is egypt. and we know from the political changes that have occurred there in the wake of the arab spring that morsi has taken a much tougher line with israel and i think it very unlikely that egypt will play a historic role in trying to help out in a peace process. so it's going to fall more on king abdullah's shoulders in jordan. and that will be a big part of president obama's discussions with the king tonight and tomorrow along with the crisis in neighboring syria. >> let's talk about syria. let's start request the fact that i think 450,000 syrians have fled to jordan. and jordan's having some economic difficulties. what's that conversation between the president and king abdullah likely to be like? >> there will be the huge humanitarian cris
to spearhead the reforms bat created a coherent syrian opposition council. now you have the secretary kerry, who is deeply involved in that effort as well. we are providing not just advice, but training and capacity in order for that political opposition to maintain links within syria and be able to provide direct services for people inside of syria, including the relief efforts that obviously we are seen here in jordan, but there is a whole bunch of people internally displaced inside of syria who need help. i think that what your question may be suggesting maybe is, why haven't we simply gone in militarily? and you know, i think it is fair to say that the united states often times it finds itself in situations where if it goes in militarily, and if it does not, then people say, why are you doing something militarily? and you know, my response at this stage is to make sure that what we do contribute to bringing an end to the bloodshed as quickly as possible. and working in a multilateral context, an international context, because we think our experience shows when we lead, but we are also w
of state, john kerry, the vice president, joe biden, who also have to answer for their role in this. people like wolfowitz, cheney, rumsfeld, should not be given any kind of honor in this society. they should be held accountable for the u.s. soldiers that were killed and i think it's many more than 100,000 iraqis that were killed. >> i'm sure. mike, former bush speechwriter david frumm has written a column in which he reveals long conversations held in 2002 with dick cheney. according to frumm, the two men talked less about promoting democracy and how iraq might become a source of oil to the united states. mike, was cheap oil really at the heart of this invasion? >> you know, i wouldn't go that far, martin, but i would say that fears that the persian gulf could be disrupted by saddam and oil, therefore, become much more expensive were certainly part of it. i'm not a huge fan of most of the folks from the bush administration, myself. but i do think that someone like dick cheney did not fundamentally seek to expand american influence, you know, imperialistically or go for big oil profits for
type of foreign policy appeasement. and originally whsecretary of state kerry went to egypt, wanted to meet with him and he refused to and it was not covered, you had protests in the united states of america, in egypt for supporting terrorists and the same in the west bank, leslie referred to, they're defacing pictures of president obama, throwing shoes at it and believe that the supposed to be quote, unquote insinuated in cairo have been turned back again. and when you talk about a two-state solution, you have to have a willing peace partner on the other side and not just that there's not really a two-state. you're talking potentially three-state solution because hamas and gaza strip are totally different than fatah and the west bank. >> sean: and leslie, let me ask you a question, why should the israelis, why should they trust barack obama, who snubbed just beyond the pale snubbed bb netanyahu in the white house, that claimed they should go back to '67 border, we promised israel we would never ask them to do that. obama did it and then on top of that, sarkozy says that bb is a lia
of state john kerry is under fire. why a group of lawmakers are saying that the state department is not doing enough to free an american pastor jailed in iran. an update on that. martha: an amazing discovery where a piece of of apollo history was just found. ♪ . [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the firsweek... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostilityagitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor ri
home, secretary of state john kerry is remaining in the region. he has a pair of meetings today, one of them with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. that's taking place in jordan. another one that will take place over dinner with the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu of israel. just another signal of just how important this issue is to the administration as they're showing once again their commitment to try to revive these peace talks. alex? >> all right, peter, thank you so much. >>> here at home the senate passed its first budget in four years, this during an all-night session. the nonbinding blueprint passed by a near party line vote. before its passage the senate spent several hours taking up dozens of amendments. >> average voteorama, 35 amendments. we've done 70, twice as many. doing this has been a herculean feat. >> i know everyone is exhausted and you may not feel it at the moment, but this is one of the senate's finest days in recent years and i commend everyone who has participated in this extraordinary debate. >> some of the amendments had nothing to do with the bu
visit, along with the visit of the secretary of state kerry, will help us turn a page in our relations with the palestinians. let us sit down at the negotiating table. let us put aside all pre conditions, let us work together to achieve the historic compromise that will end our conflict once and for all. let me conclude, mr. president, on a personal note. i know how valuable the time and the energies of the american president, of yourself. this is the 10th time we've met since you became president and i became prime minister. you've chosen israel as your first venue in your visit, your foreign visit in your second term. i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and alliance between our two countries. it is deeply, deeply appreciated. you have come here on the eve of passover. i've always considered it as our most cherished holiday. it celebrates the jewish people's passage from slavery to freedom. through the ages, it has also inspired people struggling for freedom, including the founding fathers of the united states. s
john kerry noted ,-com,-com ma therefore we are working with our partners to strengthen the opposition on the ground. reporter: russia continues to look at the concerns. jon: thank you. speak to the growing concerns of the nation of cyprus. the government elected to come up with a plan be after the parliament levied a tax of up to 10% on anyone who had any bank deposits. now the question is whether they going to do. this is important for us and of course, that can affect our 401k. but that dow average just hit a record high. greg is following the story from london. reporter: that's right, folks today are scrambling to come up with a new way from dragging all of your done with it. they voted down a plan that would see big bites taken out of private bank accounts. again, there has to be a way to get this country out of the way. one way to do it is lax banking regulations. moscow has a stake in all this. officials are reportedly looking for a big loan. back in, with strings like energy and getting rights for the people. the banks are worrying that people. we are told that it could be clos
kerry intends to spend significant time, effort and energy in trying to bring about a closing of the gap between the parties. we can not give up on the search for peace. too much is at stake. and if we're gonna succeed, part of what we're going to have to do is to get out of some of the formulas and habits that have blocked progress for so long. both sides are going to have to think anew. those of us in the united states are going to have to think anew. but i'm confident that we can arrive at our destination to advance the vision of two nations, two neighbors, at peace, israel and palestine. if given the chance, one thing that i'm very certain of is that the palestinians have the talent, the drive, and the courage to succeed in their own state. i think of the villages that hold peaceful protests because they understand the moral force of nonviolence. i think of the importance that palestinian families place on education. i think of the entrepreneurs determined to create something new, like the young palestinian woman i met at the entrepreneurship summit that i hosted who wants to build r
%. john kerry also won 60% more votes than al gore had won four years before -- had won at 6% 6% morees -- had won votes. there was a huge increase in turnout. in this election, barack obama received 3.5 million fewer votes than he received four years before. a 5% decrease in votes. mitt romney received about 1 million more votes than john mccain. said andmmonly reported that he received fewer popular votes than mccain, and that is because of the delay of california and some of the other west coast states in reporting their numbers, but when they finally came in, he did. obama clearly benefited from a superior micro targeting and turnout effort, building on what the bush campaign had done in 2004 and then the substantial advances the obama campaign made in 2008 and working through a four-year period. they used consumer preferences and things of that nature to identify strong and unwavering obama voters, and then they used personal contact with a message. towards the voter propensities. geared towardsge the voters' propensities. you can see the results in the 12 target states, most of wh
what we all hope for is any disruption -- that there will be any disruption in kerry's people move into new coverage options are potentially lose that coverage option if their income changes, disrupting care is not only detrimental medically, but has implications for public health as i mentioned. so to set up some thoughts for the panel, said key policy issues and challenges that affect both the lgbt community, what will be the network adequacy of all the new systems in the care delivery systems put in place, the benefits is very, very key. outreach education enrollment. we are at the point where we have to find ways to let people know that coverage options come in for another traces and provide ways to help enroll a new coverage were available. scaling up the workforce is going to be key. we still know there's challenges there. monitoring access in care. as people move into new coverage options are not able to, how will the systems bss? medicaid expansion decision, health insurance exchanges and ultimately the future of right way. i will wrap up now and leave you with these though
secretary kerry is going to be devoting a great deal of time to it. he is pressing it. and one of his tactics is to step back on his statements on settlements. four years ago he said stop the settlements and then we'll get to the peace talks. now he is urging the authorities to come to the peace table. >> bill: at the briefings, jay carney has been very quick to tamp down expectations for this trip. don't expect anything to be signed or any big agreement. in and of itself the trip is worth going on for the reasons that you stated, but do not expect any tangible results. >> that's right. no announcements are being announced. no plan to release some of the $700,000 in aid that has been held up. >> bill: why is that being held up? >> disputes over attacks by hamas on the gaza strip. >> bill: okay. okay. one of the first things the president did at the airport when he arrived yesterday morning was to -- to look at this installation of part of the iron dome defense system that the president did not make time to go out into the countryside to see it so they brought on
of state john kerry will remain at least a little bit trying to maybe get this israeli/palestinian peace process off the ground. >> jump-start it. >> he has some political issues he has to deal with, major issues here. how much of a subject of importance will this be for the president? >> look, i think this has been very good for the president because there were lots of people in the american jewish community, particularly during this last election, who saw benjamin netanyahu cozying up to mitt romney, who were very skeptical about the president and israel. i think this trip as john king was saying earlier makes it very clear particularly when the president on the question of iran said all options are on the table, period, the president made it very clear as he said in his speech today, you are not alone. so i think domestically, politically, this trip is only good for the president. it makes him be seen as a leader. next to benjamin netanyahu these two men need each other in many ways right now and i think that is why you see this relationship blossoming. >> richard haas do you think an
. the john kerry the new secretary of state wants to see what is is possible. he wants therefore to try to set the groundwork for it. he is doing that with this speech. i think the facts on the ground are so difficulty to overcome, the suspicions are so difficult to overcome i depth see it happening. jon: as virtually every american president found in recent memory. >> yes. jon: paul gigot, thank you. you can catch paul this weekend when he hosts the "journal editorial report" tomorrow 2:00 p.m. eastern time here on fox news channel. uma: right now folks in one city are dropping sandbags, trying to get ahead of what could be a devastating flood. how they're preparing for the worst in fargo and will it be enough? >>> now could be your chance to take home a piece of space history believe it or not but it's going to cost you. we'll bring you those details next. jon: right now, bitters are getting amped up hoping to take a home a piece of space history. hundreds of items go up for auction ad the sale is expected to rake in big bucks. david lee miller has details from our new york city newsr
kerry has made an unannounced visit to afghanistan to meet with president hamid karzai. his first trip to kabul. histic is theth to afghanistan during -- his sixth to afghanistan during president obama's tenure. they're handing over a major detention center to afghan officials. they'll discuss the plan to transfer all afghan security over to afghan forces as troops prepare to leave the country by the end of 2014. the two are likely to talk about karzai's trip to qatr. karzai has been unhelpful with anti-american rhetoric to intentionally keep the nation unstable. chances are they'll discuss that as well. >>> the supreme court is taking up the issue of gay marriage this week. tomorrow it considers the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage and wednesday it will hear arguments on a provision of the defense of marriage act. it denies federal benefits to same-sex couples. but first today another case worth billions to pharmaceutical companies and american consumer, is it legal for brand name companies to pay generic companies to keep the low cost alternative off the market. they
. this isn't just an israel trip but something he could do would be very significant is to empower john kerry, very overwhelmingly secretary of state to work on the peace process now. i still think this is the closing window. >> all right. >> there you go. >> i think dianne feinstein will get a vote on the amendment and i want to see the number of votes. you never what is going to happen in the gun debates. i remember in '98, we republicans were back on our heels and thought we would get absolute slaughtered. boom. we carried the day and won huge and the democrats went into retreat for a decade. i'd be surprised, put some of these restrictions and regulations on the floor. i'd be surprised to republicans. if you want to say background checks to keep the guns in the hands of felons, put that on the record. >> harry reid's reality, i don't know why we are so shocked about this outcome. he telegraphed this a month ago this is where this is going. >> he trying to protect his 12 senate democrats in the cross-hairs. >> good luck to them. if they vote against universal background checks and if they
words turn into good deeds? to that end, secretary of state john kerry is scheduled to come back here tomorrow and begin actually the really hard work of diplomacy to see if he can get the israelis and palestinians to negotiate about maybe negotiating about a peace deal. still a long way off and despite all the applause and accolades of this trip, i don't think there is any real optimism it will make a huge difference on the ground, at least not immediately. back to you. >> brian: i know the president says it's time for both sides to drop preconditions and just go and talk. so if they could agree to agree to talk eventually, that would be progress. >> anna: that would be progress. but there have been a lot of harsh critics stepping forward. newt gingrich being one, saying this is something that western leaders typically do sometimes to make themselves feel good, that so much of the arab world, you know, speaking candidly, mind you, but that something that they're just doing to make themselves feel a bit better. >> steve: leend la vittert, we u.s. very much and good job. he quoted his
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